Light and shade, good and evil, hill and glen - it's all a question of balance as the Moody Blues observed.
So today it was a glen - Alva Glen if you must know.
The burn, which cuts through a line of weakness in the Ochils scarp, provided drinking water and power for the mills in the town.
Smashin' wee walk with quite a steep climb up out of the glen to the viewpoint
The information board says 45 minutes up and 30 minutes down. I did the round trip in a leisurely 2 hours. What is this life, if, full of care......... . Indeed